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219 (182) Newmarket Road

History of 219 Newmarket Road


It was in Esther Price’s house that the first Mass was said in Cambridge since 1688. This event, in a small upper chamber in Barnwell was a significant turning point in the Roman Catholic Mission to Cambridge. After her death, Canon Quinlivan requested the attendance of all the congregation at the Requiem Mass, stressing that her benevolence was an important part of the Mission’s heritage. (Catholics in Cambridge ed. Nicholas Rogers p.91)


Esther Price, 67, lodging house keeper, b St Ives

H, daughter, 24, seamstress, b Cambridge

William Prior, lodger, widower, 74, baker, b Norwich

George Osborn, lodger, 21, cabinet maker, b Norwich

John Riley, lodger, 69, hawker, b Ireland

Susan Riley, lodger, 50, flower maker, b Bucks

Joseph Bancroft, lodger, 18, boot closer, b Cambridge

1861 (182)

James Atkin


George, tailor


[nos. 183 – 187 described in census as delapidated]

1871 (182)

James Atkin, 50, tailor, b Cambridge

Jane, 49, b Cambridge

George, 27, publican and tailor, b Cambridge

Emily, 20, teacher Abbey Schools), b Cambridge

1881 (182)

Dockerill Williams, 30, lab. gas works, b Warboys

Emily, 30, b Cambridge

William, 2, b Cambridge

Maud M, 1, b Cambridge

1891 (182)

Arthur Chapman Ward, 30, carpenter, b Cambridge

Pollie, 27, b Ditton

Ethel Kate, 6, b Ditton

Violet May, 4, b Cambridge

Bertie David, 6 mos, b Cambridge

1901 (182)

Janie Reed, 32, widow, living on own means, b Cambridge

Florence, 9, b Cambridge

George, 7, b Cambridge

1911 (219)

Elizabeth Fordham, 30, small grocery business, b Cambridge

Irene, 6, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 5, b Cambridge

Violet Farrington, visitor, 14, b Cambridge


Mrs Fordham


E J Vernal, grocer


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